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Eight candidates for School Trustee will be available to meet patrons of the Emmett Independent School District at a public forum at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 18 at the Emmett Middle School auditorium.

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The Emmett School District has adjusted attendance requirements for three school days to accommodate special testing schedules, behavioral training for substitute teachers, special training for the Food Service and Transportation departments and staff to make mid-year curriculum adjustments …

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At about 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon, a trophy will be presented at the conclusion of the showjumping and equestrian season at Emmett’s Event Barn. It will represent a lot more than the efforts of the winning equestrian and his or her mount since the series began in April.

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A week of spirited contests and community outreach by students at Emmett High culminated on Friday with the annual Homecoming Parade through downtown Emmett and a successful 53-8 win over Caldwell in the Homecoming Game.

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Boise-based Norco Inc., which supplies oxygen to hospitals in several western states, sent an advisory last week saying hospitals are encouraged to activate conservation methods to not waste oxygen.

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The 28th Annual Harvest Festival couldn’t have asked for better weather — what they often call Chamber of Commerce weather. A fitting description of 80-degrees and dry conditions since the annual event returning after a one-year hiatus is sponsored by the Gem County Chamber of Commerce.

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U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico) last week introduced bipartisan legislation designed to extend and expand eligibility under the RECA program to those who have suffered from cancers related to fallout from above-ground nuclear weapons testing during the Col…

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) has activated Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) in accordance with IDAPA 16.02.09 – Crisis Standards of Care For Healthcare Entities. CSC is activated statewide because the massive increase of COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization in all ar…

The continuing resurgence of the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, and particularly the Delta variant, is now seeing an increase in community activity disruptions.

Over the past several weeks a number of questions or complaints have been forwarded to the Messenger Index regarding the progress on the rebuild of a portion of S Johns Avenue.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will begin a wild horse gather in the Four Mile Herd Management Area (HMA), located north of Emmett, on or about Sept. 14. The BLM will gather up to 189 excess wild horses and remove up to 173 excess horses. The BLM will treat up to eight mares with the fe…

Gem County residents gathered in Bowman Park Saturday evening in a candlelight vigil to remember friends and family members who have been lost to nuclear radiation induced cancer the past seven decades. Some 150 luminaries were lit, representing over 1,500 Gem County residents who have succu…

It was a warm Tuesday morning in September 2001 when the world changed for many Americans. A nation watched in stunned disbelief as planes penetrated the World Trade Centers in New York – one, then another. Then word came that attacks were also made on the Pentagon in Washington D.C. and ano…

Please keep sick children home, report confirmed tests, exposures to attendance secretaries, stay home while waiting for results and please follow Emmett School District’s quarantine policies

It was September 11, 2004 that Idaho Downwinders held their first open public forum to bring their decades-long fight for fair federal treatment of local victims of cancer attributable to nuclear testing in the 1940’s and after.

While much of Idaho has already seen irrigation seasons cut short, it appears that one side of the Emmett Valley will likely avoid that fate, but those irrigating out of the Black Canyon Canal the shutdown appears imminent.

Valor Health in Emmett, like many of health care facilities in Idaho and much of the nation, are finding growing challenges in dealing with the current resurgence of coronavirus cases. Hospitals in several locations in Idaho have reported being at or near their capacity to serve. The followi…

The Emmett grandmother being held on charges relating to the death of her eight-year granddaughter, Taryn Summers, has been bound over to District Court for arraignment on Sept. 13. 

The countdown for the first day of school, Monday, August 23, included quite a bit of preparation to provide better communication and a consistent and a conducive learning environment for the 2021-2022 school year.

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It was a warm Tuesday morning in September 2001 when the world changed for many Americans. A nation watched in stunned disbelief as planes penetrated the World Trade Centers in New York – one, then another. Then word came that attacks were also made on the Pentagon in Washington D.C. and ano…

Please keep sick children home, report confirmed tests, exposures to attendance secretaries, stay home while waiting for results and please follow Emmett School District’s quarantine policies

It was September 11, 2004 that Idaho Downwinders held their first open public forum to bring their decades-long fight for fair federal treatment of local victims of cancer attributable to nuclear testing in the 1940’s and after.

While much of Idaho has already seen irrigation seasons cut short, it appears that one side of the Emmett Valley will likely avoid that fate, but those irrigating out of the Black Canyon Canal the shutdown appears imminent.

Valor Health in Emmett, like many of health care facilities in Idaho and much of the nation, are finding growing challenges in dealing with the current resurgence of coronavirus cases. Hospitals in several locations in Idaho have reported being at or near their capacity to serve. The followi…

The Emmett grandmother being held on charges relating to the death of her eight-year granddaughter, Taryn Summers, has been bound over to District Court for arraignment on Sept. 13. 

The countdown for the first day of school, Monday, August 23, included quite a bit of preparation to provide better communication and a consistent and a conducive learning environment for the 2021-2022 school year.

Neither Bob Ward nor Dale Lombard were aviators in World War II. In fact, both local residents actually served in the U.S. Navy. But when the opportunity to take a flight in an open cockpit biplane was presented to the two veterans, each was more than willing to give it a go.

A number of seats on local governmental governing bodies will be on the ballot in November. Just who plans to run for re-election is not totally clear yet but there are a number of apparent open positions.

Fifteen-year-old Taylor Summers has been unofficially identified as the victim of an accidental drowning in the Snake River on July 22. Summers is the older sister of Taryn Summers, an eight-year-old whose body was found April 15 in the back seat of a car in Emmett.

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The painters are putting another coat on the newly sheet-rocked interior of the historic two-room school at Ola. Residents who nearly two years ago moved the desks and interior tools of the working school to the Ola Community Center are excited about a reversal of that move soon.

Due to increased populations of mosquitoes potentially infected with West Nile virus and to control significantly high populations of pestiferous mosquitoes, the Gem County Mosquito Abatement District will conduct an aerial application using a contractor with a twin engine aircraft on Thursd…

Work on the road rebuild of S. Johns between 4th Street and 12th Street in Emmett is progressing. The 4th Street to 7th Street segment is closed for intense work. Utility and storm drain relocations have been completed on that segment and frames and guides for gutter and sidewalk installatio…

The number of citizens testing positive for the novel coronavirus, in its many variant stages, have been on the rise for the past month in Idaho and Gem County. Gem County has moved from a rolling average of 3.4 cases on July 4 to 35.5 on August 5. That is the highest rate of infection recor…

Each year, the first Tuesday of August is set aside as a National Night Out in Emmett – an event set aside in many communities nationwide to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportun…

The Gem/Boise County Fair and Rodeo persevered through one of its hottest week’s ever, dodged some Saturday storm threats, and posted perhaps a record sales total at the Livestock Sale on Saturday.

Emmett Mayor Gordon Petrie presented five members of the community with Emmett’s “Going-The-Extra-Mile Award at the City Council meeting on July 27.

Idahoans will begin receiving direct deposits or mailed checks in the form of income tax relief starting next week following the passage of Governor Brad Little’s historic tax relief package earlier this year.